In China, anti-Japanese TV series and films are a thing, a very serious thing, mainly due to the terrible events that unfolded during the eight year long Second Sino-Japanese War. But, due to the new generations growing up in China, a lot of people don't take the shows very seriously.
Take Hunter Blade, an action-adventure series set against the backdrop of the terrible war, as an example. The show follows the exploits of a group of hunters and Chinese militia groups that have taken refuge in Stonegate Cave at Qingtian County, in order to continue their fight against Japanese invaders.
That sounds like a fitting premise, but then...the show loses all historical belief when its characters roam around looking like they're about to take on the Knight's Templar in what could be one of the best/worst Assassin's Creed cosplays I've ever seen...
Pretty Epic Considering...
Here's Hunter Blade's principal actor, Ma Jingjing, channeling his inner Eddie Kenway from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. I mean, come on! The red sash, the guns on his chest...THE POSE?!
What A Team
Look, Ubisoft, look at this. Female and male Assassins together posing in harmony. THIS IS THE GAME WE WANT!
Oh Come On!
Even the hoods.
Where's The Parkour?
I can't wait to see this village realized in full HD! Wonder what mission they're off to?
News site China Smack had said that the web's reactions to Hunter Blade have been largely negative and doused in a coating of significant irony. One Chinese web user had this to say about the show...
Anti-Japanese every day, so fucking retarded, they talking about the future, we talk about the past. Most importantly, the anti-Japanese shows are ridiculously fake! SB Chinese directors, I suspect foreigners are laughing their asses off. Can Chinese TV shows even surpass America in 1000 years? Can someone tell me?
This one was rather apt...
When will Assassin’s Creed come out with a Anti-Japanese DLC.
Irresponsible toward [lack of respect for] history.